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Re: “Who Wants to Work on a Vermont Dairy Farm? A Reporter Spent a Week Finding Out

You couldn't have picked a worse example of dairy farmers in Vermont than the Vorstevelds. They have a well-deserved reputation around here for being slob farmers, with no respect for their land, their town, other people's property, or the environment. When they built a bunk silo within the town right-of-way and were told to remove it, they stalled and fought it for years, even carving EAT ME into the concrete bunk at the road. Last year they cut down all the trees, every one, along the road, in the town of Ferrisburgh right of way for a half mile, and are fighting the required replacement. They've been documented shooting raw manure from their spreader right into Lake Champlain. They shoot their guns late at night, having no respect for their neighbors, and as the article pointed out, they have the foulest mouths of any farmers I know, and I know a lot of them. They've spilled fertilizer and chemicals on the town roads, and only cleaned part of it up when the town told them to. Farmers in Vermont, and elsewhere, have been struggling for a few years with low milk prices, and unfortunately some of them have gone out of business and will continue to go out of business. If there's one farm that deserves to go out of business, it's the Vorstevelds, they're a local disgrace.

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Posted by AddisonCounty on 03/14/2019 at 12:01 PM

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